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  • Watch: 57 skydivers formed stunning formations while falling at 180 mph to create a world record in skydiving 2 days ago

    A group of 57 skydivers set a world record by joining hands to form an elaborate formation in the air while falling at 180 mph. These athletes leapt from three planes flying 16,000 feet above the ground to complete the first ever, 57-person, vertical formation skydive of its kind. The...
  • UK man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet to break world record 5 days ago

    London: A UK man has smashed the world record for 'most cars pulled by one man' by dragging 14 cars over a distance of 18 feet and two inches. Simon Plant, 42, of Findern, South Derbyshire, pulled a rope attached to 14 Ford Fiestas, weighing 20 tonnes combined, at Motorpoint...
  • 135,000 feet in 15 minutes: Google's Alan Eustace breaks Felix Baumgartner's record for the highest parachute jump in history 6 days ago

    Google's Alan Eustace is 57 years old and a senior vice president of Knowledge at the search engine. He now has a world record in his name. The Googler fell faster than the speed of sound and broke Felix Baumgartner's world record for the highest parachute jump. Eustace wore a...
  • Pritam Munde breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record, secures highest winning margin October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and daughter of late union minister Gopinath Munde polled a staggering 9,22,416 votes in the Beed Lok Sabha by-poll, surpassing the record set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pritam trounced her nearest Congress rival Ashok S. Patil by a margin of over 6,96,321 votes which is...
  • Irish pub in Las Vegas expected to break the Guinness World Record for the longest concert ever October 19, 2014

    Las Vegas: An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to break a Guinness World Record after hosting more than two weeks of nearly nonstop live music. The concert began Oct. 1 in the Ri Ra pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, and it is expected to surpass...
  • Blosom the 6-foot-4-inch tall pet cow is now the world's tallest bovine according to Guinness World Records October 16, 2014

    Orangeville, Ill.: A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after...
  • Australian electric car sets new world record by reaching a speed of 106.9 kmph; breaks 26-year-old record of 73 kmph October 15, 2014

    Sydney: An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday. The record, set last July by the Sunswift solar car, was...
  • Paulo Coelho creates a Guinness World Record for being the most translated living author for his book 'The Alchemist' October 14, 2014

    Brazilian bestselling author Paulo Coelho has created a Guinness World Record for the most translated book by any living author. Coelho tweeted a photo of the certificate on Monday. The author published 'The Alchemist' in 1988, a book about a shepherd in search of treasure. However, the only problem was that...
  • Saving the girl child: 8,760 artistes dance into record books October 7, 2014

    Kullu: Over 8,000 artistes on Tuesday performed a folk dance in this town to highlight the message of saving the girl child and created a record for the largest voluntary participation in an event at one point of time, organisers said. "A total of 8,760 dancers, comprising girls and women, performed...
  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest October 1, 2014

    Mexico City: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two...
  • Xavi sets Champions League appearance record October 1, 2014

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi made a record 143rd appearance in the Champions League when he came on as a substitute in the second half of Tuesday's Group F match at Paris St Germain. Xavi, 34, replaced Ivan Rakitic in the 69th minute at the Parc des Princes with Barca trailing 3-2, surpassing...
  • Hawaiian crew makes 1,126-pound of loco moco; eyes Guinness World Record with this Hawaiian rice dish September 30, 2014

    Honolulu: A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy. Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at Sunday's Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds. Loco moco...
  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card September 28, 2014

    New York: Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashes marathon world record in Berlin September 28, 2014

    Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old pre-race favourite broke away in a seven-man group, including fellow Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor, after 20 kilometres on a sun-drenched and...
  • The 5.1 mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 is the Guinness World Record holder for the slimmest smartphone September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Gionee said its latest device which comes with a 5.1 mm body has been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device, which has been launched in China, will come to the Indian market by early November. "We are...
  • From the fastest marathon runner dressed as a vegetable to the longest golf club: 10 most unusual sports related Guinness World Records September 22, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar holds the Guinness World Record for scoring the most runs in a Test match career in cricket. However you don't have to be a professional sportsperson or a player of Tendulkar's calibre to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The quirkiest events have made it...
  • Guinness World Record holder Karan Singh is the world's tallest 5yearold. He is 5 ft 7 in tall and still growing! September 21, 2014

    Are you taller than this 5yearold? Karan Singh made it to the Guinness World Record the moment he was born. Born in 2008, Karan was a giant infant weighing 7 kg and measuring over 2 feet. The secret to this unusually tall and heavy baby's unnatural growth lies in his...
  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat September 15, 2014

    Did you know the largest 'naan' in the world weighs 9.5 kg? The Guinness World Records have seen unusual large morsels of food and beverages in the last six decades. There have been recordbreaking hot dogs and slices of meat that have left people amused. The record book soon became...
  • Zeus, the Great Dane who earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died September 13, 2014

    Washington: Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday. Zeus died last week of old age, owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local daily in the midwestern US...
  • Watch: Indian weightlifter creates a Guinness World Record by lifting his bodyweight only on his 'pinky' fingers 16 times! September 10, 2014

    Maibam Itomba Meitei from Manipur, India, created a Guinness World Record that had never been seen before. In what is known as 'pinky pullups', the athlete used his little fingers to lift a weight as much as his own bodyweight 16 times in just 30 seconds! The 51kg athlete has...
  • From the world's longest fingernails to the world's fastest henna artist: 15 Indians who have created unusual Guinness World Records September 10, 2014

    From superlong tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of recordbreaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • From superlong tongues to leaping cats, Guinness World Record celebrates six decades of weird and wacky landmarks September 10, 2014

    London: From superlong tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of recordbreaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • Old DD, AIR recordings to be made available through mobile app September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The archived programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio would be made available to the public through a mobile application soon, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar today said. "Sometimes I wonder what is to be done with four lakh hours of recording in the archives of Akashvani...
  • 92 women raped in India every day, 4 in Delhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 92 women were raped on an average every day in India and the national capital with 1,636 cases recorded the highest number of such crimes among all cities last year. According to figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of rape cases reported in...
  • This gigantic turban is 645m long and weighs 100 pounds! Will Avtar Singh Mauni create a new record for the world's longest turban? August 30, 2014

    60yearold Avtar Singh Mauni might just create a world record for the wearing the world's largest turban. His headgear weighs 100 pounds and when unwrapped, measures as much as the length of 13 Olympic swimming pools! Wearing this turban is no mean task. It takes Avtar Singh Mauni 6 hours...
  • NRI meditation students create Guinness record for world's longest garland: 5 miles in length, made of 180,000 carnations, weighing 1800 kg August 29, 2014

    Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader. Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of IndianAmericans, to honour...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • We are trying to enter the Limca Book of Records by planting 180,000 saplings: BSF August 17, 2014

    Agartala: The paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) aims to enter the "Limca Book of Records" by planting 180,000 trees along India's frontiers Tuesday, an official said. "Over 10,500 BSF troopers would plant 180,000 trees in 30 minutes (10 am to 10:30 am) on August 19 all along India's borders with Pakistan...
  • Delhi Metro sets highest ridership record August 5, 2014

    The Delhi Metro on Tuesday said it recorded the highest ridership of over 27 lakh commuters in a single day Aug 4, surpassing the previous record set July 21. The number of passengers travelling by the Metro on August 4 was 27,05,807, breaking the record of July 21 when 26,84,132 commuters...
  • From the longest moustache to the most expensive wedding: 15 Guinness World Records you probably didn't know were held by Indians August 4, 2014

    The Guinness World Records is a collection of the ultimate and most bizarre recordbreaking facts and achievements. From deathdefying stunts to quirky events, every unusual fact has found its way into the Guinness World Records. India has firmly placed itself in the book of records with some of the most...